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Best-in-Country Infection Rate Means Schools Can Reopen, Governor Says

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo on Friday gave schools in New York State the green light to reopen, pending approval of their individual education plans and the scheduling of open comment sessions with parents and teachers.

Aug 7, 2020
Waiting List for Language Classes in East Hampton

Forty-three student applications were received for the dual-language kindergarten program at the John M. Marshall Elementary School in East Hampton. Only 24 seats were available.

Aug 6, 2020
Kids Culture 08.06

For kids this week: a sci-fi movie screening, puppet shows, a Harry Potter trivia contest, and a really big paper dragon.

Aug 6, 2020
Many Unknowns as Schools Unveil Reopening Plans

South Fork school district officials have been working nonstop over the last several weeks to determine reopening plans, which were due in to the state by July 31, but regardless of the details, all of the plans may as well have a big asterisk on the first page, because Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to make a big school-related announcement Friday.

Aug 5, 2020
Sagaponack School May Need More Space for Student Influx

The Sagaponack School has received so many new student inquiries over the last several weeks that the chief school administrator is searching for extra space to supplement the Little Red Schoolhouse's own classrooms.

Aug 4, 2020
Bay Street Theater Offers Camps for Kids in August

The Bay Street Theater in Sag Harbor has announced a range of high-summer theater camps and single-day programs for kids and teens interested in learning or improving performance skills.

Aug 1, 2020
Kids Culture 07.30

Art lessons at home, comedy for all ages, and guided meditation for teenagers

Jul 30, 2020
South Fork Schools Confirm Fall Enrollment Influx

School officials in Amagansett, Montauk, Springs, East Hampton, Sag Harbor, and Southampton have all confirmed increased registrations of new students over the last few weeks.

Jul 23, 2020
Teen Angst Amplified in the Age of Covid

For many teens, there has been an increased pressure to socialize in seemingly Covid-risky situations that come from a "desire to see friends after being apart for so long." These quaran-teens face social isolation that can compound pre-existing mental health issues at an already chaotic age.

Jul 23, 2020
Springs School Is Short Classrooms

Springs School officials have concluded that the district is short classrooms to be able to bring all students back while maintaining social distancing and keeping class sizes reasonable.

Jul 23, 2020
Kids Culture 07.23

Drive-in movies, a puppetry camp, a teen beach cleanup, and other kids' activities are all coming up.

Jul 23, 2020
Ross School Sets Up Emergency Fund

After surveying many of their families and realizing there are financial hardships among them, officials at the Ross School in East Hampton have made a pitch to the school's wider community for donations.

Jul 23, 2020